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K-State First
Kansas State University
014 Holton Hall
1101 Mid-Campus Drive N.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-1501
kstatefirst@k-state.edu

Who we are

K-State First and its programs are made possible by the support of administrators, staff, and faculty members from across campus. K-State First has 70 First-Year Seminar faculty, 30 Lead Instructors in the CAT Communities, and over 75 GPS Guides. The K-State First Director and staff (listed below) work closely with a Student Advisory Council and campus-wide advisory workgroup as well as committees focused on communication, research and assessment, KSBN, faculty development, and overall strategic planning.

Meet the K-State First Team!

Learn more about our core team and what we love about K-State First!

Greg Eiselein

Dr. Greg Eiselein 

eiselei@ksu.edu

DirectorI love working with faculty and professionals who are enthusiastic about the learning and success of our newest students.
Mandi McKinley

Mandi McKinley

mandi@ksu.edu

Staff AssistantI love the opportunity to develop and support the K-State First team, growing our campus connections, and helping us become a #modeloffice. 
Mariya Vaughan

Mariya Vaughan

mbjv@ksu.edu

Assistant DirectorI love working across the university with faculty, staff, and students to create a welcoming and diverse community that truly embodies the way K-State means Family. 
Brent Weaver

Brent Weaver

bweaver2@ksu.edu

Learning Assistant CoordinatorI love training our Learning Assistants (peer educators) because peer-to-peer education is such a high-impact form of education. I have seen how successful our LAs are at empathetically engaging with first-year students.